Historic double looms

Damian Matacz will retire after the grand final. Picture courtesy pandasnap.com.au
Damian Matacz will retire after the grand final. Picture courtesy pandasnap.com.au

It could be one of double dejection, following a State Basketball League grand final loss to the men, as well as the women the night before. It could be bitter sweet, with a win to one and loss to the other.

Or it could be the most celebrated night in club history.

This weekend, the Wolves will look to do what they have never done before, as they vie for a men’s and women’s flag in the same year.

The women are hoping to end an 18-year championship drought, while the men are gunning for their second title in three years.

Wanneroo will go into the women’s clash against the Kalamunda Eastern Suns with confidence, having not lost to them all season.

The men face the daunting task of overcoming the league’s dominant side in the Lakeside Lightning.

Coach Craig Friday was aware of the tough battle ahead, but hoping to control the tempo against the Lightning.

‘We’ve got to slow them down,’ he said.

‘They shoot the ball extremely well in transition’